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Michele Gordigiani


Artist associated with 4 portraits
Michele Gordigiani was an Italian painter, and was the son of a musician. He studied in Florence, following the school of Luigi Mussini, after which he set up a portrait studio in the city. Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning had their likenesses painted by him when they visited Florence.

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning, by Michele Gordigiani - NPG 1899

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

by Michele Gordigiani
oil on canvas, 1858
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1899

Robert Browning, by Michele Gordigiani - NPG 1898

Robert Browning

by Michele Gordigiani
oil on canvas, 1858
On display in Room 24 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1898

King Edward VII, published by F. Barsotti, after  Michele Gordigiani - NPG D33846

King Edward VII

published by F. Barsotti, after Michele Gordigiani
photographic print, (1886)
NPG D33846


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Philip Kelley, editor, The Brownings' Correspondence

24 May 2017, 23:20

Michele Gordigiani was born on 29 May 1835 (not 1830). His baptism is recorded at on 30 May 1835. Elizabeth Barrett Browning's portrait, painted in 1858, was over painted in June 1859. Robert Browning's portrait was painted in June1859.

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